UNESCO-Russia Mendeleev International Prize in the Basic Sciences 2022 (Up to $250,000)

UNESCO-Russia Mendeleev International Prize in the Basic Sciences 2022 (Up to $250,000)

Deadline: March 15, 2022

Applications are open for the UNESCO-Russia Mendeleev International Prize in the Basic Sciences 2022. The UNESCO-Russia Mendeleev International Prize in the Basic Sciences was created to foster scientific progress, science popularization and international cooperation in the basic sciences.

It also commemorates the remarkable scientific heritage of D. I. Mendeleev, father of the Periodic Table, who’s work played a fundamental role in the future of chemistry, physics, biology, astronomy and geochemistry – but also in what is now termed sustainable development.

It is awarded annually to two individual award-winners for their breakthrough discoveries, outstanding innovations and avid promotion of the basic sciences, driving or with potential to drive in the future, socio-economic transformation and development of human societies.

Prizes

  • The Prize consists of a monetary reward of $250,000 for each of the two winners.
  • A gold medal and a diploma are given to each of the recipients.

Eligibility

  • The Prize is awarded to candidates whose scientific achievements are conducive to socio-economic transformation and impact development on a regional or global scale, based on:
    • Excellence in research in the fields of basic sciences;
    • Basic sciences education and popularization;
    • International or regional cooperation in the basic sciences.
  • There is no age limit for the candidates.
  • Candidatures of women scientists are encouraged.

Nominators

The nominations can be submitted by the following entities:

  • Governments of Member States, in consultation with their National Commissions
  • Non-governmental organizations maintaining official partnerships with UNESCO and active in relevant fields covered by the Prize
  • UNESCO Chairs
  • Category 2 Centres
  • International scientific unions
  • Universities

No self-nomination shall be considered.

Application

Nominations can only be submitted electronically through an online dedicated template. The call for nominations is open until March 15, 2022.

Click here to register

For more information, visit UNESCO-Russia Mendeleev Prize.

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